Morning Message

June 1, 2020

Pray for Peace

Dear Parents and Students,

Sacred Heart Church and School is disheartened by what is happening in our community and state of Minnesota. As Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School, we believe that every person is a gift of God with unique gifts and purpose. We teach our students that every individual deserves the right to dignity of the human person, and we are created in the image and likeness of God. Every life is sacred and all people are worthy of respect, regardless of race, language or culture. We are called to care for all human life and we do not tolerate racism of any kind.

As a Catholic school, we are committed to instilling high moral standards rooted in our Catholic social teachings. We ensure our students are prepared to meet the challenges in the world as disciples of Jesus. Please pray with us to end the violence and promote peace. We also pray for those that have loss their businesses and the many individuals and families affected by the riots.

We need to stand together to promote peace and justice for Mr. George Floyd. Please continue to pray for peace and healing.

Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities

For an end to the violence perpetrated by harsh words, deadly weapons, or cold indifference. May our homes, our nation, and countries around the world become havens of peace, let us pray to the Lord.

For the grace to see every human being as a child of God, regardless of race, language or culture, let us pray to the Lord.

For the wisdom to receive the stories and experiences of those different from ourselves and to respond with respect, let us pray to the Lord.

For the strength to teach our children how to resolve differences non-violently and respectfully, and the courage to model it in our own behavior, let us pray to the Lord.

For our faith community, that we may celebrate and welcome the diverse faces of Christ in our worship, our ministries, and our leaders, let us pray to the Lord.

For our faith community, that we may respond boldly to the Holy Spirit's call to act together to end violence and racism, let us pray to the Lord.

For healing and justice for all those who have experienced violence and racism, let us pray to the Lord.

For the protection of all police and first responders who risk their lives daily to ensure our safety; for fair and just policing that will promote peace and wellbeing in all our neighborhoods, let us pray to the Lord.

For our public officials, that they will strive to work for fair education, adequate housing, and equal opportunities for employment for all, let us pray to the Lord.

For our parish, that we may cultivate welcome, extend hospitality, and encourage the participation of people of all cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, let us pray to the Lord.

For the courage to have difficult conversations about racism, and for a better appreciation of how our words and actions – or even our silence – can impact our communities, let us pray to the Lord.

For solidarity in our global human family, that we may work together to protect those who are most vulnerable and most in need, let us pray to the Lord.

(From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda:

The video of George Floyd in police custody Monday evening is gut wrenching and deeply disturbing. The sadness and pain are intense. Let us pray for comfort for his grieving family and friends, peace for a hurting community and prudence while the process moves forward. We need a full investigation that results in rightful accountability and veritable justice.

Particularly at this time when human fragility has been brought into focus by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are called to respect the worth and dignity of each individual, whether they be civilians in need of protection or law enforcement officers charged with providing that protection. All human life is sacred. Please join our Catholic community in praying for George Floyd and his family, and working for that day when “love and truth will meet [and] justice and peace will kiss” (Psalm 85).

Reminder for today--School book/device drop-off

See the message below regarding dropping off books and devices today. Students in grades 5-8 need an appointment (only 10 students at a time) and younger grades can come in and drop off textbooks and library books in bins in the entry way. See the message below for more details.

Online activities for students

Student will be able to use IXL for math and language arts along with Accelerated Readers throughout the summer.

This will be a great way of your child to practice many skills in these two subject areas.

1st Day School Supplies

I know it's hard to think about school supply shopping, especially right now. I wanted to deliver some good news. We are excited to announce a new partnership with 1st Day School Supplies!

This year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the RISK of shopping.

You will find 1st Day School Supplies to be convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox. So, with all the uncertainty this summer will bring, why not check school supply shopping off your list. You can purchase your child's school supplies from the comfort of your home! You can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link below:

The school supplies will be shipped directly to your child's classroom so the supplies will be on your child's desk ready to go on Back to School Night.

Deadline: July 1st, 2020

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RAMS Athletics

It's hard to believe that we are already planning for the 2020-2021 sports' season. I am looking for coaches early this year. Mrs. Bowback has added the coaching spots to the SignUp page for next school year. If you are interested in coaching, please let me know and then sign up on the website.

Any questions, please email Lori Jandl at

Coaches needed:

Volleyball (2 for B squad/2 for Varsity)-September-October

Cross County (2 coaches)-September-October

Soccer(Co-ed) (2 coaches)-September-October

Boys Basketball (2 for B squad/2 for Varsity)-November-mid January

Girls Basketball (2 for B squad/2 for Varsity)-Mid January-February

Softball (2 Coaches)-April-May

Baseball (2 Coaches)-April-May

Yearbooks are available

Our school yearbooks are in! Thank you to Ms. Smith and the 8th grade students for designing our yearbook.

Parents have 3 options to purchase:

1. Stop by the office on Tuesday or Wednesday between 8:30-2:00 pm.

2. Mail us a check in the amount of $20.20 which includes shipping to your house.

3. Stop by the parish reception desk Monday-Thursday between 9-4 pm. Please bring exact amount or a check. No change will be available.

Cost: $18.00.

June 1

June 1 Students in grades 5-8----Families will set up a time on SignUp to drop off items/10 students at a time--Students come to school, drop off textbooks/devices/uniforms/clean out school and gym locker. Students only allowed in building, 10 at a time. SignUp will be ready soon.

Items to be returned:

Electronic device/charging cord: Grades 5-8

****We will store cinch saks for you if you wish.

Literature novels: Grades 5-8

Math books: Grade 7-8

Math supplies: Grade 6-----ruler, measuring tape, dice, protractor

Spanish book: Grade 6

Social Studies book: Grade 8

English book: Grade 5, 6, 7

*****School library books and Mrs. Hippen's novels from her classroom.

June 2

June 1-2 Pre-K-4th grade. Return library books--A bin will be placed by school door for drop off

Items to be returned:

Grade 2--SuperKids book/1st Communion book

Grade 3--Freckle Juice and Dinosaur Book

PreK-4th grade: Library books


June 2 8th grade Graduation @ 6:30 pm. We celebrate our 8th graders! We are so proud of our 8th graders.

Keiller Lillian Breva

Elsa Josephine Conzemius

Leo William Fisher

Lucy Catherine Gregoria

Edith Stephany Hernandez

Thyra Lena Jorgenson

Marin Schnettler King

Leslye Daniela Lara Vazquez

Kennedee Irene Berdan-Preston

Amelia Rose Rodgers

Oscar Joseph Silva

Paige Grace Smith

Lydia Marie Svien

Gabriella Rose Witt


June 3 -----School Parade

As we close our the school year, the we would like to see your smiling faces and cheerful voices! In an effort to be together as best we can, the Sacred Heart Catholic School staff invite you to pack your SHCS Rams in the car and drive down Hubbard Ave. on Wednesday, June 3rd from 5:00-6:00 pm.

Students are encouraged to wear SHCS spirit wear, make a sign or two, and parade by to see teachers and staff. We will be standing in front of the school, keeping our social distancing of 6 feet. We ask that you start the line at 37th and Hubbard Ave. and travel north down Hubbard towards church/school.

It would be helpful to follow this schedule with family last names, if at all possible:

A-G 5:00 pm

H-M 5:15 pm

N-S 5:30 pm

T-Z 5:45 pm

All students and family members will remain in their vehicles in order to follow safe distancing guidelines.

We hope it will be an uplifting moment of joy for all as we wrap up the school year.

Grading for Trimester 3

We made some adjustments to Trimester 3 grading due to online learning. The teachers and I realize that online learning has been difficult for the students and parents for many reasons. Teachers are not able to give their usual assessments during this time.

Note: Specialists include Spanish, music, art, technology, and physical education.

Grades for K-2

Teachers will be giving “Pass” or “No Credit” for all subjects: math, language arts, science, religion.

Specialists: Students will receive a "P" for Passing.

Grades for 3-4

Teachers will use standard-based grading for core subjects such as math, language arts, science, social studies and religion. Scoring will be 4 = Exceeds Standard, 3 = Meets Standard, 2 = Partially Meets Standard, 1 = Below Standard, N/A = Not assessed at this time, or N/C for No Credit.

Specialists: Students will receive a "P" for Passing.

Grades for 5-8

Students will receive letter grades for core subjects such as math, reading, language arts, science, social studies and religion.

Specialists: Students will receive a Pass or No Credit.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Mission Statement

Sacred Heart Catholic School is committed to instilling high moral standards rooted in Catholic teachings. We are dedicated to educating the whole child through an integrated C-STEM curriculum. In collaboration with our families, parish, and local community, we maximize individual potential to ensure students are prepared to meet the challenges in the world as disciples of Jesus.